Globalization, Information Revolution, and Their Relations to Education: Emphasizing J.F. Lyotard's View
Khosrow Bagheri Noaparast
University of Tehran
December 20, 2008
Journal of Educational Innovations, Vol. 22. pp. 145-158, 2008
According to the information revolution, the most important characteristic of knowledge is to be sought in this equation: knowledge = information. This involves reducing different facets of knowledge to quantitative information which leads to knowledge legitimacy crisis. In addition, having a communicational dimension, knowledge will be qualified by means of the shape and characteristics of community in the era of globalization. The viewpoint of virtual community calls us from another side to rethink on knowledge as well as on the problem of identity because in the consequence of virtual community, virtual identity of pupils is being claimed which involves identity fragmentation. To deal with these challenges, education needs: a) to resist the reduction of knowledge to information and equate knowledge with wisdom rather than information; b) to extend imaginative and creative procedures; c) to develop interdisciplinary studies as an important way of extending imagination; and finally, d) to provide relationship between virtual and real communities of the pupils.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 14
Keywords: Lyotard, Education, Globalization
JEL Classification: Z00Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: January 23, 2012
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